Times are hard. Many people are JUST ABOUT MANAGING – so when a sudden crisis occurs, suddenly it all goes pear-shaped.
That’s why Foodbank exists –
- to provide emergency food support to those in crisis,
- to give a hand up and
- to help with getting back on track.
The Isle of Man Foodbank was set up by a number of local charities and faith communities, along with government representatives from Social Care and the Office of Fair Trading. The mission is to meet the unique local community needs. The scheme first went into action on 1st December 2013.
Isle of Man Foodbank provides crisis support in the form of REAL food for REAL people in REAL need. We also point clients to relevant support organisations such as Debt Management, Life Skills, Careers and Budgeting.
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We also have a number of other projects on the go – here is just a flavour of the other things we do:
- Providing a conduit to minimise food waste by working with supermarkets and food retailers. This has expanded to include chilled and frozen goods where the chill chain can be tracked and audited.
- Working with Probation to build skills and help people to get back on their feet.
- Working with the police to enable them to provide food parcels in emergency.
- Basic skills cookery training / provision of slow cookers
- Foodbank allotment – to grow fresh produce and provide training opportunities for students on UCM horticulture courses.
- Supporting breakfast club initiatives in primary school.
- Distribution and storage hubs based in Port Erin and Ramsey serving outlying areas.
If you feel you, your company, your charity or your organization is able to help in any way – whether by volunteering time, resources or financial support, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via 07624 311550.